[tcpdump-workers] BPF Extended: addressing BPF's shortcomings

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans leonerd at leonerd.org.uk
Thu Jun 11 09:39:23 EDT 2015

On Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:05:20 +1000
Darren Reed <darrenr at netbsd.org> wrote:

> I would rather have instructions with larger operands that are easier
> for the parser to generate and let the interpreter (or JIT) worry
> about how to execute them.


BPF is supposed to be a high-level interface to describe some sort
of virtual program that doesn't have to concern itself with the mundane
trivialities of how silicon actually implements it.

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

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